Ade the oldest sister in the Fly family. She takes over as mother for her 11 siblings, but she pefers
She holds a job at the palace. She is the head handmaid. She likes things to be neat, and clean, despit being clumys.
She knocked many glasses off the table, and b.rought many vaces to their deaths.
But they still keep her. She gets ever coner, crack, and crevs when she is cleaning.
She really is known for her singing when in clean mood.
"But she still gets the job done."
The element ball was coming up soon. in about a 4 weeks or so.
Ade and a team of 15 maid were asigned to clean the hall.
Almost the whole town would be there. Plus others from all over Whipser to celeb.rate the beginning of the Outer fighter tornament. Along with a band, and proformers to set the mood for a 4 night party!
Ade had cleaned the hall before, and remembered how drity, and dusty the air can get in there. She also remenbered how stressed everyone can get y the end of he day.
But this time she was running the clean, along side a fellow maid who didnt like her.
Had no clue why.
Had to be something.
It's always something.
She would be gone a few more hours then before, but all in the name of clean!
She needed someone to watch May, and Jay.
Gail was busy spending extra time at under a healers wing, studying on heals, bubbles, carries, scans, the many jobs of the healer.
Sam was also under mentorship. Learning to use a sword and shield, and air combat, that will keep her mind busy.
And Penny...who knows where she is. She so shy, even dear say
small..why is she gone all the time?
Joe. Always out like Penny, or locked in his room.
Bear? It was almost time for the tornment, so he was out overly late working on new wepaon that would be used.
And the rest are just to small to know.
So it had to be Big mouth Beth. not that she would mind...or would.
The cleaning had started and few days ago, and so far it was fine.
It was day to day normal, everyone was assagined a part, they grabbed a mask, gloves and got to work.
Polish the tables
Clear the old leaves, and other things blocking the sky out.
Scrub at the tiles
Dust, and wash the walls
Clean the many dishes
Shine the windows
Put up the lights
Prepare the other rooms for the guest, to stay at.
And also clean out the dressing room for the and that would be there soon.
There were still had many, many things to do before the place was complete.
But Ade had no worry. She singed, and danced her way throgh the clean
The Maid had split feelings about this.
Some thought it was unprofisnail.
About three or four joined her for fun, and some to spit the other.
And the others just didnt care, They just wanted to finish.
But all the feels were the same when the day was done.
Ade checked off the list what was done, and made a list for what was to be done tomarrow.
Jan checked over the room.
The maids made plans to go out and eat and hang, most nights all would go, some nights the group was small.
Tonight they all went out,
But not Ade.
Something told her to check over room C.
Always trust the feeling, cause it hadnt been touched
And Jan said nothing...
Its not like that was new, but nothing...
Ade was left to clean the room for the remainer of the night. She grabbed the bucket, ( )oom, mop, duster, and trash bin. She worked, and worked for a good hour or so.
The room had become dusty, and now the covers on the bed needed changed.
"Grr" As she stuggled to get off her knees she had a feeling
A feeling that someone was watching her.
She kinda started to be warey.
There was a man there.! He was looking right at her!
"Ahhh!!" Ade flew backwards onto the dresser, b.room in hand!
He resoponed with a cringe jerk backwards.
"Who are you! What are you doing here? How did you get in?"
The strange man standing in the door way had slicked back blonde hair, His eyes where a soft peach color, and pirced eyeb.row. It really seemed to catch the eye.
He looked around, " Uhh..is this room C?" Ade just stared.
"....Oh right! Im Wolf! Bass player of the band VWander."
Ade just kept staring.
"We play for the O Fighters this month."
Ade face went to a face of calm now that she has realized who they were.
"OH!" She hopped down from the dresser, and greeted him.
"Im so sorry. its been a late night for me, and i was expecting to have someone standing behind me." her smile was gummy.
"My name is Ade."
His eyes widend. "Your Ade. Ya the greeter said to look for you, or Jan."
"He said something about one of you helping us settle in."
Ade could see behind him that the others had made their way in and were looking around at the big ball room. They flew up onto the stage and walked around it. They were obsevering the the area, getting a feel for how the crowd would be and the echos.
Her attion was b.roken she remembered that the room wasent fully clean yet.
"I still need to change the bed covers, and mop the floor. it will only take about 30 minutes."
He shook his head. "No, you dont have to do all that."
He looked at the floor, "The floors not that bad, and if you show me where the covers are i can do it!" He grinned at her.
Ade puased for moment, and slowly looked around at the halfway clean room.
"I am pretty tired, i'll get the sheets for you."
Ade started to clean up her b.room, dustpan, and other cleaning goods, while trying to look at graceful as possaibe in front of him.
Her hand were full, but she had one last thing to pick up
The damn mop bucket.
He rushed over to her and grabed the bucket before she could land a finger on it. Without saying a word her grabbed the mop, rags, and dustpan from her.
She was in shook mixed a feeling of flattery.
"Wheres the b.room closet?"
She lead the way to the maids room, an they set away all the items, and grabbed the sheets.
Wolf looked at Ade up , and down as she digged throuh the claost. A little half smile came to his lips as he kept staring. She turned at handed him the covers, evertime she did they made eye contact.
Ade was fustrated at herself for feeling this way, this was not a emotion that she was used to feeling, and she wasent to sure on how to handle it.
The silnce was b.roken
"How long have you worked here?"
She stopped "I'v been here a good amonut of years."
She handed him a pillow, and they made their way back to the ballroom.
"Are you from here?" He asked.
Ade giggled, "I'v been here my whole life, this tiny, fire town is all i know."
She helped him make the bed.
"Do you like it here? It took us forever, or what felt like forever to cross the desert to get here."
"Thats just part of the Sunflare oasise welcome. It welcomes you and, I welcome you. but i have to go now, i really need some sleep."
Ade started out the room.
"Will i see you tomarrow?" He asked her at the doorway with his head sticking out.
"Ya in 5 hours...."
He paused, "Do you need help getting home?"
Ade giggled, "i'll see you in the morning." She flew off into the night.
She was flying and thinking about wolf, and how he somehow made her flutter.
She had the feeling that something new was going to happen soon. This years was not going to be like the others. He might not of known it but he made her feel crazy.
She hated it, just the thought of how he could make her feel this out of control seemed to bother her.
She went stright home, and had her heart set on bed. She undressed out of her dress, and curled under her blaket.
"only 4 hours left...Should i even go in."
She drifted off into sleep.
The morning came almost to quick. The light was ( )ight, and the heat was rolling in. She took a extra couple minutes to herself to get out of bed. Ade comded her hair, and didnt even bother to to try and fix her face. she made her way down to the kicthen.
The room was filled with the smells of b.read, and spices. Gail and penny had made cinnamon, toasted rolls. The finished producted looked wonderful, but the kicthen looked so out of place.
Gail and Penny looked at her waitting for her to say something. But instead they noticed her baggy eyes, unkept hair, and frown.
"Ade?" Penny said in a low tone.
"Whats wrong with you?" Gail said.
Ade grabbed a roll and left for work.
Her flying was weak, so she stopped ever so often to take a rest and yawn to wake up more. It just seemed to make her more drosy, the more the ( )ight ,warm sun hit her body the more it warmed it, so all she wanted to do was sleep.
As the place got closer she could feel her body get heavier. The roll from home had slipped out of her hand somewhere back, lost.
Around the coner she arvied. she could hear the girls laughing and giggling. In between the chatter there was the sound of plucking, plucking of a gratier. Some of the band has setup in front of the maids to show off.
Or just pratcice. Maybe alittle of both.
Ade walked behind where the girls were standing to watch the guys. She went to the back where the maids kept their belongings.
She took in the quiet and b.reathed
In and Out
"I got to find some food" She said low to herself.
She throw on her apon, and grabbed her rag.
Trying to avoid the rest she made her way to the kicthen. As she got closer the smell of fresh baked rolls entered her nose, and filled her lungs.
"Ohh" She walked faster. "Please tell me there is jam, and butter left."
She entered the kicthen! There they were!
Not paying mind to anything around her she grabbed the last roll.
It was still warm, and soft,but not complete. It need toppings.
To the ice box! Ade was thinking of how to top her lucky, last roll.
"If there was one good thing about working here it is the food!"
She truned the coner, But she found more then the jams.
He was there. Digging in the box, he had a roll too
"Wolf?" She said in a soft voice.
He turned. She saw that he had a mix of differnt stuff in his hands.
Butter, blueberries, and peaches. "Oh hey Ade! I see you got the last roll."
"I was going to make a combo of flavors for a extra blast of goodness."
Ade was frozen for a sec, she didnt think she would run into him so soon. It caught her off gruard. Then she came too.
"Hey save some!"
Wolf stared at her, eexaming her.
"Well good morning to you too."
"What with your eyes?"
"Wa-What do you mean?" Ade asked
"It looks like you'v been punched."
Her eyes wided, and she rushed over to the mirror.
"Oh! I didnt even look at myself before i left." She frowned.
"Who hit you?" Wolf had a hint of angry in his voice, like a protecive boyfriend, or father.
"Calm down. no one hit me, i just didnt get any sleep."
Wolf look at her, his face went from angry to bored.
"Kinda wanted to fight." He topped off his roll and left with nothing else to say.
Ade topped her roll and decide to eat it in the kicthen, something in the back of her head told her it would be betterthis way.
But then a louder voice told her to fallow him. It was bold, almost overwalming.
The girls out in the main hall just coulent take themselfs off the band, some were flashing the eyes, others were trying to be noticed.
VWander was a big deal...to some. They have been almost everywhere, and they were riseing to the top at a fast rate. So that ment more and more people would show up to see them play.
But for Ade and Jan they for once on the same page on something. They both had no clue that they even were a thing till now. They both had a actually good talk about them. Atleat they have something now.
"We should get the girls and get back to the clean, we only have four more days to finish." Jan stared at Ade. Ade noticed, she could feel it.
"Are you looking at my eyes?" She said in a tone Jan had ever heard.
"Ya..Wh-" "I didn't get any sleep...Cause YOU didnt finish the C room like you said!"
Jans eyes widen, she had a slight look of shame, the look of she got caught.
"I can do it now if you like?" Trying to fix her lie.
"I already did, hint the no sleep part." Ade put the rest of the roll in her mouth, and chewed it with hidden rage. Just thinking of the room irritated her.
The room got cooler.
"Ooo" Jan noticed the drop in temperature.
"Is there aopen window?"
Ade finished her roll, and got calmer. She took in some deep ( )eaths.
The room got sightly warmer.
"What is going on?" Jan was lost.
The sound of the band playing b.roke the awardness of the room changing temerature.
"We better get going Jan." Ade picked up a bucket with a mop.
She filled the bucket with feash water, and set up the dish for a cleaning.
Jan fallowed her lead, and started to set up the dusters, brooms, and gloves.
"Ready?" Jan asked to Ade. Taking one last look around to make sure everything was set up for the girls Ade shook her head, and they moved toward the ball room where the girls were.
`The band played loud as if no one was watching them, but they knew well that they had a small crowd of maids watching. They showed off to them. Flicking thier touges, shakeing thier hips, flashing eyes. They had them in their hands and they didnt wanna let them go.
Ade and Jan watched in the coner for a couple minutes.
Jan giggled as some of the girls tried to flirt back.
Ade sighed and rolled her eyes at them.
"There like litte girls in a playground...Like they never seen men before."
Jans smile went into a ugh look.
"Ade....go back to bed and wake up again...or just go to bed."
"I'll get five for the halls, and kitach..should be done in about a hou rand half."
Ade gave Jan a rised eyebrow look.
"Shouldnt take that long."
"Have you seen the kitach Ade." Jan made her way to the girl.
"Alright lets go! I need five with me! LETS GO!"
They left the room, some girls were upset to leave the show, and some did a sassy wave goddbye to the guys. Ade watched them leave, she took in a few deep breaths, andwalked over to the stage.
"Come on we got finish the ball room, and start on the privete rooms, Aslo the outside need a clean again."
Some of the girls went, and some just acted like they didnt hear her.
Ade was already down on sleep, and she slowly had a headache come up on her, she was no mood for anything. The loud sound of the band playing over her voice just seemed to make her abit more mad.
"Lets go!" one of the girls heard her and went to her cleaning the others just side eyed her.
some whispered about her. "She looks mad."
"She looks bad"
"She wont do anything"
Ade saw Wolf in the stage. he was tuneing his bass, and he gave her a nod towards the curtains. She took his hint, and did just that. She flew up the the curtains and untied them. they fell in front of band, blocking the girl from them, and lowering the music. The girl where in shock, some had angry faces.
"Go huff your way to the privte rooms."
As the girls flew off Ade popped her head behind the dropped curtains.
Wolf looked at her. "Ya"